COVID-19 updates, including vaccine information, for our patients and visitors Learn More


Oncology Specialty Residency

Shanna Block, Oncology Director

Shanna Block, Oncology Director

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by our site to inquire about our PGY2 Oncology pharmacy residency program. We have SO much to offer, let me tell you a little bit about it…

UC San Diego Health is an NCCN and NCI designated cancer center that will be able to provide you experience in ANY cancer type and in a robust variety of hematological disorders. Our program is structured to provide you experience in both inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology along with rotations in pain & palliative care, investigational drug services, retail/specialty hematology/oncology pharmacy and academia. The majority of our preceptors are board certified oncology pharmacists and excited about their role as preceptors for our residents. UC San Diego Health is a large academic medical center educating students, residents and fellows in many disciplines which will provide you the opportunity to educate these learners as well both in the medical center and in the classroom as lecturer and case conference leader. Graduates of our PGY2 Oncology program will be well equipped for jobs in any faucet of oncology and will possess the knowledge to sit for the BCOP exam. Our close-knit pharmacy family works together to get the job done and values a team player. We hope you make the decision to join team UCSD!

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    1 resident is accepted each year
  • Stipend
    The current annual stipend is approximately $56,500
  • Beginning Date
    August 1st (matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California before starting the residency year and no later than November 1st)
  • Application Procedure
    1. Graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
    2. Successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency
    3. Obtained California pharmacy licensure prior to beginning residency. The residency offer will be rescinded if the resident does not receive a testing date prior to August 1st or is not licensed by November 1st.

    Application found on PhORCAS at

  • Application Deadline
    December 31

Program Contact

Shanna Block, PharmD, BCOP
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Director

Resident Contacts

Program Overview

Program Overview Oncology

+ Expand All

Required Learning Experiences


San Diego Pharmacy Residency Leadership Teaching Certificate Program


Professional meetings